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Meet Our Doctors – Dr Theo Weston

Dr Theo Weston has been a Doctor since 1982 & did his main training at Charing Cross Hospital Medical School in London. Dr Weston qualified as a GP in 1986. Medicine is very much in his blood as his Dad was a Surgeon & his Grandad was a GP, making him a third generation Doctor.… Read more »

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Case Study: Cardiac Arrest

Doug Davies, one of our BEEP Doctors based in the south of the county attended an incident on the 28th February at Sandside, near Milnthorpe. Doug was called to a post-cardiac arrest patient with severe hypoxic agitation. He had suffered a cardiac arrest at home after a Myocardial Infarction. He had been resuscitated by the… Read more »

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BEEP Doctors now cover the whole of Cumbria

We are excited to announce the induction of several new doctors, which means BEEP Doctors now cover the whole of Cumbria We now have 16 volunteer doctors on the BEEP team, coming from both general practice and emergency medicine backgrounds, who bring their knowledge and skills to complement Cumbria’s fantastic paramedic colleagues. The new additions… Read more »

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BEEP (BASICS Cumbria) receive donation

BEEP (BASICS) Cumbria has received a donation for £20,851.76 from the British Association for Immediate Care. The donation was made possible after the group successfully bid from an annual pot of £250,000, which is given to the British Association for Immediate Care every year by the County Air Ambulance HELP Appeal – the only charity… Read more »

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Mountain Rescue: Case Study

Daniel Oakaby, 36 from Devon was on a rock climbing and camping holiday in August 2020 with friends in the Lake District when he was involved in an accident.  Working alongside Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team and the Police, the BEEP Doctors were called to help.  Our Dr John ferris was on the scene… Read more »

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Farming Accident: Case Study

In May 2020, BEEP Doctor Theo Weston was called by Northwest Ambulance Service (NWAS) to a farm near Penrith to a farming accident where a farmer had seriously injured his right forearm. Unfortunately, he had accidentally slipped & put his right arm into a machine used for chopping up hay/straw/grass. This resulted in his forearm… Read more »

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Donating and Making a Difference

We know there are hundreds of charities for everyone to choose from but supporting a local charity where the difference made is tangible is rewarding for all parties. How can your donations make a difference to our Cumbrian charity? A one-off donation could fill our emergency vehicle with fuel. A monthly direct debit of £10… Read more »

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#TeamDoddie fundraise £5K!

Dodd & Co, Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers, has made a Christmas charitable donation for many years now in lieu of sending corporate Christmas cards, and this year the total amount fundraised for the chosen charities was an outstanding ?5,000! Towards the end of the year, all of Team Doddies are asked to put forward… Read more »

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Stay Safe This Christmas

As another year draws to a close, we approach the festive season and it?s a very busy time for everyone. It?s a time for celebration with colleagues, family and friends with spirits high and frivolity in the air. Sadly, it is also a time when the emergency services see an increase in call-outs. Our team… Read more »

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BEEP Doctors raise £881

BEEP Doctors raise ?881.? The BEEP Doctors were invited by Marks and Spencer in Penrith to do a charity collection.? Volunteers visited the store on Friday and Saturday and raised a fantastic ?881.? All the money raised will go towards providing new kit and equipment for the twelve volunteer doctors who work across Cumbria. Thank… Read more »